The Weight Of It All Changed Me

Over the years I have talked about a lot of products that I have used, tried, loved and not loved… all in the name of better sleep. As a chronically bad sleeper, I seem to always be on the lookout for the next best product to help me get the rest I not only need, but want amid the hectic life I live. The thing that I have realized, is that a lot of you are the same way.

While I have for many years been skeptic of the idea of a weighted blanket as a gimmick, until I got my hands on one, I could never have realized the immediate difference it has made in my sleeping patterns and quality of sleep. This quite literally is a game changer and I’m telling you all about my Gravid weighted blanket so you can get one for the holidays immediately.

Let’s first talk about what a weighted blanket is for those of you who don’t know.

“Millions of people around the world suffer from stress and anxiety, and in Canada, anxiety disorders affect 3 million adults. Instead of turning to prescription drugs as a remedy, sufferers can try a less invasive solution: weighted blankets.

The act of sleeping with a weighted blanket encourages Deep Touch Pressure Stimulation (DTPS). DTPS can mimic the feeling of being hugged, swaddled or cradled. According to a 2009 study by Temple Grandin, Ph.D in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, DTPS has a calming effect in children with autism and ADHD, and a similar relaxing effect in adults without a medical diagnosis.

Deep pressure encourages the production of serotonin, a hormone involved in elevating mood. Serotonin is also a precursor to melatonin, a hormone responsible in the regulation of sleep. In other words, deep pressure therapy can play a positive role to help with both mood and sleep.”

From my experience now that I’ve been using my Gravid weighted blanket for just a little over two weeks, it’s like nothing else I have tried. And it works! I am lulled to sleep much quick, find myself waking up far less often and the quality of my sleep has increased drastically. Subsequently, I have more energy during the day, I am less groggy and my demeanor has improved overall.

I don’t often find myself impressed by immediate results, but the use of my Gravid weighted blanket has literally changed my life for the better. And I am so grateful to have it in my home and share it with my husband to help us get the sleep we both need and deserve.

Don’t believe me? I’m not the only fan!

Not to mention the fact that Gravid uses Eco-Friendly, Sustainable Fabrics in the Gravid 3.0 and the EcoBreeze Cooling Cover – made of Tencel™ Lyocell which is naturally-derived, sustainable and biodegradable. You’re taking care of yourself and the environment. It’s the perfect gift for those you love and for yourself this holiday season.

While I will continue to rave about this product, I should mention a few points for those of you considering buying this product for yourselves. There are different weights for different people, and the Gravid website is the best resource for information before purchasing.

Let’s also remember that social media is a tool to check out what people are saying. I encourage you to follow @GravidBlanket on Instagram and ‘Like’ their FB page. Use and follow the #GravidBlanket hashtag to hear what Canadians from coast-to-coast are saying now that their lives are better under the weight of their very own weighted blanket.

I dare you to not see a difference once you purchase your very own.

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Don’t forget to be kind & laugh a little more this year

Daniel Reyes

Mobile photos were taken with my Samsung Canada Galaxy S10+ on the Rogers network

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